Bobservation No. 73: Disputes & Vulnerability

Sumo wrestlers over map of Fulking
Disputes
Disputes in a village are generally caused by boundaries, hedges, trees, or noise. At the time they happen they may seem of life changing importance to both parties but in the event, will seem of little importance to the rest of the world. Quite often the dispute would never have occurred if the instigator had approached the other party in a civil manner before any action had been taken. Kind-hearted souls are advised to steer well clear of mediation unless they are qualified mediators for fear of getting drawn into a situation they cannot improve. In most cases one of the parties in the dispute will be in the right and the other in the wrong.  I have found that the outcome will generally leave a very unpleasant atmosphere between the persons involved unless a great deal of common sense is displayed.  Regrettably, this seems to be unusual.

Vulnerability
It occurs to me that at a time when our lives are threatened by Climate Change and Coronavirus that each has a different significance to the young and the old. So far as Climate Change is concerned it will have little impact on someone of my age but enormous impact on a teenager. On the other hand, Coronavirus would probably be fatal if I were to catch it but possibly just inconvenience for the teenager. All pretty obvious, I suppose, but it does seem to point the way to greater cooperation in doing everything we can to defeat Global Extinction and the effects of the virus. Interesting that Brexit will alter the lives of both young and old equally.

Fulking Conservation Area Reprise

Conservation Area
This document will soon be plopping onto your doormat. If you live in the conservation area (current or proposed), please review it carefully. Mistakes have already been spotted. Send any that you notice to Trevor so that he can collate them for the Parish Council’s response.

The history of the issue is described here but you will need to respond to the new SDNPA document, not the old MSDC one.

Stranded on Mock Bridge

Stranded on Mock Bridge
Consonant with the season, the altruistic folk at Mayfield Market Towns have developed a new fairy tale for children in Horsham District — ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage’:

Mayfields .. includes a broad Sustainable Urban Drainage network, storing run off water during periods of very heavy rain and trickling it back into the river network, mimicking natural green field run off and helping to counter further issues downstream during heavy rainfall as witnessed over the past week.

Read the rest of the tale at the West Sussex County Times.

Planning Meeting — Tuesday 25th June 2019


You are cordially invited to attend an extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 7:30pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below.
Miles Firth — Chairman

AGENDA
Public Participation: There will be a period of 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion.  

  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Declaration of members’ interests.
  3. Approve the minutes of the extraordinary meeting of 23rd April, 2019.
  4. Planning Matters: To comment on planning application received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/02644/HOUS, Single storey kitchen extension to rear of the house, with roof lantern, additional window and raised patio extending from the kitchen at 35 Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9ND.

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 11th july 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7:30pm.

Kind regards

Trevor Parsons
Clerk – Fulking Parish Council
parishclerk@fulking.net
07767 422733

Planning Meeting 23rd April 2019

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Invitation to Planning Meeting 

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a planning meeting of the Fulking Parish Council to be held at 7:00pm, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at the Village Hall, Fulking.

To discuss the following planning application: 

SDNP/19/01691/HOUS  2 storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension, front porch at 2 Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP 

Members of the Press & Public are welcome to attend. 

By prior appointment with the Chairman, a maximum of 2 people may speak for up to 5 minutes each in favour, and a maximum of 2 people may also speak for up to 5 minutes each against the applications. 

Trevor Parsons
ClerkFulking Parish Council 

Tel: 07767 422733 

Email: parishclerk@fulking.net 

Planning Meeting – Monday 18th March 2018


You are cordially invited to attend the extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council on Monday 18th March 2019 at 8.00pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below. [Note the change of time.]

Miles Firth – Chairman

AGENDA

Public Participation: There will be a period of 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion.

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.

3. Approve the Minutes* of the Knole House Planning Meeting. The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting.

4. Planning Matters: To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/00908/HOUS Single storey pool house with games room and shower/changing facilities. Timber framed carport structure at Downside Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 11th April 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Trevor Parsons – clerk – 07767 422733